Appearing locally a mere eight days before the release of her eighth album Wildcard, the Grammy-winning, chart-topping singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert brings her “Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars” tour to Moline's TaxSlayer Center on October 24, the country-music superstar's nine consecutive ACM Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year making her the most-awarded performer in that category's history.

Praised by the Chicago Tribune for his “deep, contemporary blues” as well as his “razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing,” guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Toronzo Cannon plays Davenport's Redstone Room on October 24, his signature blues and R&B stylings leading Mojo magazine to write, “He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding an ensemble sound that's both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled.”

Los Angeles' industrial post-punk darkwave project All Your Sisters and Denver’s industrial crew Echo Beds take the stage at Rozz-Tox on October 24.

Alternative-rock fans will find October a little less blue with the area arrival of Blue October, the musicians' October 25 concert at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center boasting performances from a 21-year repertoire that includes 11 top-40 singles and such chart-topping studio albums as Any Man in America, Sway, and Home.

A giant, marathon-style bill of noise, ambient, and experimental music – primarily sourced from the Quad Cities, but extending its reach across the Midwest and beyond – lands at Rozz-Tox on October 19 under the title Weird Town 6.

Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Greta Ruth brings her strain of lush, progressive folk to the Rozz-Tox stage on October 17.

Chicago’s veteran DJ-producer Angel Alanis (a.k.a. A2) and techno selector-producer Maria Goetz visit Rozz-Tox on October 18, backed up by Chicago DJ Franktronic and the Quad Cities’ own Mike Derer and Higgy. The stacked Northern Parallels 037 bill highlights techno and house music, with a hint of acid and electro, in all of their varied forms.

With Blues Blast magazine calling his playing “speed-freak fast and clean and crisp” and Northwest Music Scene deeming him “a force to be reckoned with,” venerated rock guitarist, keyboardist, and singer Pat Travers brings his ensemble the Pat Travers Band to Davenport's Redstone Room on October 19, the high-energy trio playing from a repertoire of hits dating all the way back to Travers' self-titled 1976 debut.

Touring in support of their 2019 album By Blood – a work that NPR deemed “an impressive feat of song craft from one of roots music's most exciting, unpredictable acts – the married singer/songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearts bring their musical project Shovels & Rope to Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn on October 19, sharing the indie-folk talents that led Rolling Stone to praise the duo's “inimitable vocal harmonies” and combined ability “to find joy in unexpected places.”

Held in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Miles Davis' seminal Kind of Blue, widely cited as the best-selling jazz record of all time, the latest presentation in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop and Matinée Series finds the Kind of Blue Tribute Band playing Davenport's Redstone Room on October 20 – a concert set honoring Davis' album achievement certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.